Wednesday, May 30, 2012

[PDI] Let States Create Single-Payer Healthcare

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Date: May 30, 2012 10:06 AM
Subject: Let States Create Single-Payer Healthcare
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*A new bill would allow states to set up single-payer. Ask your Rep. to


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Dear Catherine,

Canadians got universal, nonprofit health insurance one province at a
time. Several U.S. states are trying. But the 2010 healthcare bill
protected insurance company profits by making it harder for states to act.

Rep. Jim McDermott is drafting legislation that would *allow states to
provide their people with universal health coverage and save money* -- by
cutting private insurance companies and their profits and bureaucracy out
of the picture. (McDermott is a medical doctor.)

*Ask your Representative to be an original

The "State-Based Universal Healthcare Act" would do more to cut costs and
expand health coverage in the United States than any federal health reforms
likely to be passed or repealed by Congress or the Supreme Court.

States should have the right, if they choose, to provide their residents
with the same basic health coverage that the world's other wealthy nations
enjoy – *free from the federal requirement to enrich insurance executives
in the process.*

*Ask your Representative to back this bill and to urge his or her
colleagues to do the

Please forward this email to anyone who might agree that the wealthiest
nation on earth should rank higher than 38th in life expectancy.

The RootsAction team

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Los Angeles Times: Legislation May Enable States to Offer Universal
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